Thursday, July 31, 2014

comfortable, silly, and immature......

Being comfortable is a necessity for me....so whenever I am going to town or anywhere even at home I don't ever want to be wearing tight clothes...

I can't stand tight clothes....because if they're not relaxed fit or a size or 2 larger than my own size I don't like them.....who cares?! I'm comfortable and that's all that matters!!! you're not going to rain on my parade!!! although I do love rainy days....Haha!!!

I always like plenty of room when I wear clothes...I mean I don't wear baggy jeans or anything, but I like them to be comfortable and I love t-shirts!!!....I always buy those a size or 2 larger than I really wear....I've always felt most comfortable in an oversized t-shirt with rather light weight material....I sleep in sleeping shorts and an over sized t-shirt.....comfortable..

I know some girls like to wear those tight fitting shirts that are low cut but who wants to show the whole world everything like that?!! I'd be embarrassed!!! and besides that's uncomfortable...

I'm most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans and boots or blue nikes...lol.

Whenever you think about things and your day feels worse than it could ever be...I always start making myself laugh to get through it and then I realize that things are gonna get better....having hope and thinking that things will get better is the only way to be...thinking bad thoughts all the time and a life without being silly and laughing is no way to live....boring!

When things seem like they will never get better just keep thinking they will get better and 9 times out of 10 they will get better if you think happier and more hopeful about things...Thinking about giving up on things and never getting things done will never work!!! Nope! So what you should always do is challenge your mind everyday to thinking that you will get things done that you want to get done and you will reach your goals...or just get mad and get it done!!! Haha!!! works for me....lol.

you should laugh a lot during the day also....it keeps you happy!!!

whatever is funny to you, just laugh about it!!! who cares if nobody else thinks it's funny...even if it's silly and makes only you giggle? just laugh about it!!!  

I love to laugh, be silly, and immature! that's me! ;)

love ya



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

went to the doctor.....

Woke up feeling kinda sick this morning...I've been having bronchitis and a sinus infection for a while and coughing for quite some time..i had some money saved up and I went..So I got up and went to a local quick care office and I felt comfortable and calm...it was a very nice office and facility and the physician's assistant was really nice and professional he even made me laugh...he was really nice....I'd go there anytime I think..

my blood pressure was just fine.

I got a z-pack for my infection in my sinus and my coughing...my stupid ear has been making me really dizzy and my stomach has been hurting.....really painful!!!I had an infected ear as well...I know I will start feeling better now that I finally made myself go and had the money saved up....without insurance, office calls are expensive and so are medicines.......save up your dollars....lol.

It rained lots this morning and that silly dog ran out in the pasture and got cow poop all over him and ran around the yard and jumped all over me this morning!!!...he's so goofy...he makes me laugh..sometimes he runs in circles around the yard and it makes me laugh and laugh he's always happy or running or jumping all over me...I tired trimming his toe nails yesterday with the dog toe nail trimmers and he wouldn't hold still for nothing!!!....Haha!!! I think I might have actually trimmed 4 nails I think anyway!!!...

I'm very careful about trimming cat & dogs nails because they have short quicks in the paw nails and you can hurt them really bad if you aren't careful and watch what you are doing so I did just great on that except I only trimmed 4...he's so funny!!!...He likes to give my calf Stormy kisses on her nose and and she likes to play with him too...

Gave him a flea & tick bath too the other day, and he makes such a mess shaking all that water off of his fur!!!...all pets need flea & tick baths all the time because those insects will make them very sick and make you sick as well if you get bitten by one....I hate ticks & fleas! ;(

I was thinking about all the old people at the nursing homes and the homeless shelters today....I feel sad for all the elderly people...some of them don't have anyone to take care of them and they have no family.....homeless veterans in the nursing homes and in the homeless shelters...I think that's soooo sad...makes me want to cry...

I just think people should take time and think about doing nice things for the elderly...we have taken food and clothing to nursing homes and did things for homeless shelters at the holidays...we even did some singing with my church a few years ago at the nursing homes and took them flowers and small gift baskets....I'd like to do that again sometime....those people appreciate things like that and you feel good about your life when you do nice things like that for people.....

it made me cry just to see them smile..i feel bad for the elderly in nursing homes, and the shut-ins in communities.....homeless people need to know people care too! ;)

they really just want people to know they care and they have dementia and pains and aches and feel bad most the time...and you have to think about how sad they must feel....I'm sure they get depressed a lot as well....so when they don't have any family to stop by the nursing homes and see them or care about them the saddest thing is that they might feel forgotten and nobody wants to ever feel that way....

it's just the right thing to always remember homeless veterans and all homeless people and those elderly veterans and all elderly people in the nursing homes....I'd like to start that sometime at churches again and help out that way...it's the right thing to do...

elderly people have all kinds of ailments and they are in pain a lot and it  makes me very sad when they are real old like that and have no one to stop by and see them or give them a gift basket or something...at church a few years ago we would put in the gift baskets a few items that they could use at the nursing homes, like soaps, hand lotions, blankets, socks, candy, flowers, and the elderly women like makeup and nail polish...that's cute!

we also have taken board games to them like checkers and sometimes chess....we used the travel size of those things and made gift baskets out of those items and blankets you could make or just buy fairly inexpensive...always bright or colorful for the elderly...

at the holidays we always put together Thanksgiving and Christmas gift baskets/food baskets and take to the nursing homes/shelters....for the needy people and they have also taken those food baskets to the prison ministries which I think is also a great thing to do....

we had fundraisers like bake sales/garage sales to raise money for those things and sold raffles for prizes with community singing and revivals occasionally.....it's always a lot of fun for me to help out the communities that way and people who need to know someone cares....you can also meet lots of new friends that way as well!!!

bought some red vines today..strawberry licorice...I don't like the black licorice though at all...it's gross to me...icky!..i think so anyway....lol.

love ya

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

lupus and cancer....other diseases...

I was just reading up on the autoimmune disease called Lupus....I know some people who have lupus and it's just an awful terrible thing....It affects all of your organs and your body can't fight off bacteria and illness...People are sensitive too sunlight and they have to wear hats and sunglasses often when out in the sunshine....it's also inherited and in your genes/bloodline...so if it's in your family you may come down with the disease....makes me sad....it's not fair for good and nice people to get it....

It makes me very upset when I think about people who I care about who have this disease and how expensive the medicines and the treatments are for it.....Whenever people have this disease it affects their whole life and turns things upside down just like cancer does...It causes worry, stress, loss of sleep, loss of appetite and makes you very sad...and very draining on your soul, your family, and your bank account...

treatments for these diseases and all diseases are way too expensive with side effects and very stressful to undergo...people can't hardly buy groceries they are so expensive and then people get health problems and they have trouble surviving and living...

people with families have it tough when they have so many things to buy and pay for and their family to take care of....makes me mad things like treatments are so expensive!!!....that's why so many people have so many worries....

Cancer is another thing that I know of because people I love have had cancer and it is very scary but the one thing I relied on whenever I have had family members who have been affected by cancer is that I kept praying and I kept my hopes up that everything would be ok with my family members and finding the right doctors to help solve all the medical problems is great too whenever you can find the right ones who know what they are doing and really care about helping with all diseases...

it's stressful enough I'm sure just having the medical issues, paying the bills, and then trying to find a great doctor all at once to help you is very stressful on you and your loved ones...

the thing about cancer and lupus is that there will always be medical bills, stress, and anxiety and I know all about the stress, bills, and anxiety whenever my loved ones had cancer and then people I love have cancer still and other medical issues...

whenever you get stressed out about it your should always think that it will get better..i know that's easier said than done but I kept praying and staying hopeful I still worry about my family members getting it again...I know that whenever my family members both had cancer at different times, I cried and cried, I stopped eating and I couldn't sleep....it just makes you very emotional and very depressed to think about them having cancer...

I stayed stressed out and worried all the time and then when the bills rolled in thank goodness they had good insurance....but they still had lots of bills to pay off after insurance to pay on treatments and medicines they still take are expensive....

it's tough on those people whenever there is no money to pay for this expensive crap!!!

I hate lupus and cancer because the pain and suffering it and all those diseases have caused my friends/family and I wish that I could help them all pay for this expensive crapola...it makes me sad and upset they have all had so much worry and stress because of these things and people I know still continue to have these problems and have these bills to pay off every month.....

love j.

Monday, July 28, 2014

singing yesterday at church......fake sugar allergies?......

Church singing went ok..the music was pre-recorded and the beat and tempo was too slow for what I have known of singing the song all these years....Lol....I messed up because the music was kind of wrong....too slooooow...haha....I just laughed and I said:"Oops! I'm used to this being faster!".....haha!!!...

but anyhow I got a lot of nice compliments on my singing and the other 2 songs I sang everyone told me it was really pretty and not to worry about messing up on that first one...Next time if I ever do the song leading again hopefully I will have time to listen to the music before I sing with it....Lol.....they took my Old Rugged Cross song and changed it to "Grace Greater than Our Sin" I didn't really know that well at all...so I just tried my best and I did really nice on it.....it was a lot of fun...but I was nervous because I tend to want my singing to be perfect especially in church for God.

everyone kept telling me I did a great job singing and I had a great voice it made me feel better when I got compliments and I thought I messed the first song up BUT I didn't!....the music was just recorded different than I'm used to...I had a lot of fun helping out anyway!

I was thinking about some fake sugar that I saw at a grocery store...I can't eat a lot of fake sugars they make me kinda nervous!..I get anxieties and clammy hands and sweaty when I eat even a small bit of those sugar substitutes...

Splenda--nervous,mind races,  ascesulflame--in flavored water(or anything) makes me itchy and nervous, phenylketournics/phenylenanine---in chewing gums or candies, waters, makes me have anxieties and nervous like.....so I only chew half a stick of chewing gum if I can only find chewing gum with that in it...

hope I spelled those right!...lol. ;)

pretty weird how some people can eat that fake sugar and others can't.....I have to be really careful about things like that because I have allergies to things...I'm not diabetic or anything but when your life includes people who love you who have all kinds of health issues I want to eat right with them and try to eat the same things so they won't feel left out...I will find some way to include everything in my diet to help these loved ones feel not so left out in the future....

later



Sunday, July 27, 2014

singing at church this morning....

Just woke up studying these 3 songs I am leading today at church.We don't have a choir yet...but hopefully someday we will have quite a few people attending church there to have enough for choir!..*fingers crossed*  that would be beautiful!!!

The pastor's wife wanted me to choose 3 songs from the hymnal that I knew and liked...so I chose these 3:

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Blessed Assurance
Old rugged Cross

I am hopeful that everyone can sing them...I just chose the ones that I could sing fairly well...I like the old time standard church hymns the best....they are old southern songs.

I LOVE Alan Jackson's singing...he has a beautiful voice!!!

kinda nervous, hope I do ok! wish me good luck this morning!

love, j.

 
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

occupations--well trained and professional individuals.....

Plumbing isn't doing so great must be the septic tank or lateral lines messed up...Everytime I turn on the washing machine soap bubbles come out of the bathroom sink!!!...or the toilets back up or the sinks won't drain or the shower and tub won't drain...it's always some kind of mess around here!!!...annoying.

I've tried to fix all these issues and the stupid plumber that is local from my stupid old hometown can't even fix the problems or install new toilets right....something wasn't right with him...it's frustrating when you have to get people out to your house to hopefully resolve the issues and they charge you a lot of money(probably overcharged) and still haven't made anything better!!! :(

Why can't there be reliable and well trained people who have the knowledge and know-how to be able to resolve all these home problems...We need a lot more of these kinda businesses and well trained people.....

we need great plumbers, flooring, roofing, masonry, homebuilding, heat/air conditioning, and construction work people who are well trained and know what they are doing!..Like tile/flooring people...that would be pretty good too....they could go to school and be trained on how to do all these things and make pretty good money I'm sure with businesses like these...

I know lots of people who would appreciate that...nothing is better than having reliable professional people who can get their jobs done right...I'm guessing they could make a good run at it...it's something that would make my life less stressful!...lol..

they also need many more doctors who are well trained and professional who want to help people with their ailments...all kinds of doctors and nurses for all medical issues who care and want to make the world a better place.....that would be a good thing I think...but who knows that's just me day dreaming..lol....

I just always want things nearby to be professional and well put together...well planned and most of all they need to be well trained and actually care about people/things....and have the up to date equipment to analyze things and have things done right...less stressful and no worries when you have all the right equipment that is up to date and the well trained people who actually care...and clean facilities....

anyways....going to paint a little today..

I wonder how that silly Dad of mine is?

Love ya! Julie





Friday, July 25, 2014

my favorite Air wick and wax melting cube scents....

Went to town yesterday for a few things I needed to get...I was looking at those Air Wick scented oil things you plug into the wall outlet...I like those really well..some scents I don't like and some I really like! I like the packages with 2 oil refills in it that are the same.....They make your house smell really great.

My favorites are:

1.Yosemite Wild Strawberry
2.Apple Cinnamon
3.Vanilla
4.Cinnamon roll
5.Snuggle
6.Great Smokey Mountains warm spice

I wish they had a chocolate scented one!!! I love chocolate cake sometimes.

they have oil refills everywhere you look pretty much.

I like all the holiday and seasonal scented ones also.Those are usually on the shelf when it's fall and when it's Christmas and I like them! I have some warmers but a few more would be alright with me...guess i'll get some one day...dream dream dream....

I also like the little scented wax cubes that I can use in my wax melting pot..it plugs into the wall and melts the wax cubes and when they melt it smells like the scent the cubes are labeled on the package....

Scentsationals is the only brand I like! it's the best...I like all of them...pumpkin pie, cupcake,the berry ones, fruit ones, vanilla ones, and the seasonal ones for fall and Christmas...

I just need to find me some coffee scented ones of those!!!...I really like the smell of coffee more than anything in those little wax cubes for my wax melting pot I have...it's turquoise/blue. I just bought a small one.

I also like the scent of cappuccino!

love, julie






Thursday, July 24, 2014

rural and local county support teams.....

I know that all small towns and larger cities have a need for fire and rescue teams and for a good police department and sheriff's department that is fully equipped and easily available at all times...But rural areas/small towns need all the help they can get with the fire & rescue and the local county cops need more assistance and money...

I'm sure they all need more money everywhere to fight all the crimes and the drugs in the area.....Having a good sheriff's department and a good team of cops in town and the county is needed because they have so much crime to fight all the time and the drugs they need to fight back at...lots of people in the world who keep causing problems and they will always try to regroup and cause havoc everywhere....

When you have a county that has a lot of miles to cover in it they need more ambulances, fire & rescue, and more county cops that are available because whenever you have so many miles to cover that's quite a long distance to travel from here to there...with little time to get there to save people....That takes more money I'm sure...but I think when they have more people like that to help them and work for them they can get many more areas covered and save many more lives....in a short amount of time!

they need more stations for fire & rescue and for the local county cops and the town police departments...whenever you live in rural areas you have less help, many more crimes, and more danger sometimes I think.Whenever you have rural people living so far out in the country and there's a lot of them they can't all be helped all at once when you don't have as many police stations, and cops, fire & rescue... no time and little money..

i'm sure they have a trying time getting there to save lives..sometimes it seems like when you live in rural areas and not larger towns/cities you kinda don't get all the help and safety you need because of money issues or local corruption in some areas...and that is a danger to you....or it takes them longer to help you because they don't have the equipment, time, money, or the backup....

I think about how many lives they save everyday and how safety should be #1 when you have so many people, so much crime and so many miles to cover in these rural areas....I guess little money kind of makes that a tough thing to make happen...

I support my local fire & rescue and the local police because they make everybody's lives safer...they just need help all the time...maybe someday they can get all the help they need that would be awesome!!! ;)

rural areas just need more support and more money they kind of just get forgotten about because they aren't the city or larger town...I live in the country and I think that is needed and is necessary...things will get better I think...hopefully!

I just think about how there's hardly that many fire & rescue teams that are fully equipped in our local communities and counties and not that many task force teams, town cops, and not enough people to help them!!!...kinda worries me....with all the crap that goes on all the time...

there will always be a need for fire & rescue, local county cops, and police departments in towns...

love ya Julie



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

new bed sheets?....Fall decorations at Hobby Lobby......

Just woke up....I need to buy some new bed sheets for my bed..I only have 2 pairs but they are getting pretty old....I like all colors except reds and burgundys, or white ones...don't like those colors!....Whenever I buy sheets I need to have 400 thread count or over, because the thread counts of sheets that are lower will become scratchy, deteriorate after only a few washes--that's a complete waste of money....and they make my legs itch and they are just uncomfortable....

that's one thing I am particular about is the thread count on my sheets....I know they are a little more expensive but they are the best thing for me to have to sleep on.....it's most definitely not being wasteful with money either when they don't deteriorate!...lol..

I have a full size bed and I always buy the full sheet set..That way I have pillow cases, a fitted sheet, and a top sheet....I like to sleep a lot....dream dream dream....

helped take my grandpa to his doctor check up yesterday and my Grandma and I went to Hobby Lobby!!!...I like Hobby Lobby...haha!...Last year during Fall I was looking in there at fall decorations(ya know me I like fall and all seasonal decorations) and I found these decorative glittery yellow corn on the cobs that are for fall...haha!!!....

While in there, I saw that Hobby Lobby had lots of cute fall decorations and I saw a lot of those little statues and wooden painted signs and metal signs that I thought were so cute...didn't have much money though so I just bought the corn things..It's funny I found those corn cob decorations a year later...they were just $2/a piece...yay! ;)

all of their fall d├ęcor was 40% off!!! I like their sales like that! I like any sale when you can save some money---especially when it's one of my favorite seasons...I'd like all of that fall decorating stuff...any of it would be alright with me!...wish I could have one of each thing there....lol....yeah right, that'll never happen!...oh well.

the pumpkins, the scarecrows, the little statues, the strands of leaves, the wooden and metal signs, anything on those aisles I liked it all...see told ya I like Hobby Lobby and decorations...lol...

even saw some extra--larger sunflowers on stalks that were rust colored and plain golden yellow that I thought were so beautiful..i like both colors.I could decorate with those as well...geez I like that stuff..oh well...maybe one day I can get those too...

Fall and Christmas, also Easter are my favorite seasons to decorate for.

gave my cats a bath and Pumpkin cat got his bath and he didn't like it.....He looked like a little black mouse when he got out of his little blue bath tub!.....haha..he was mad he didn't like having to take a bath....but he needed a bath...he was starting to smell like litter box!..icky!

you should always bathe your pets...I like to use a pet shampoo on dogs and cats that is for fleas and ticks you can find that most places and it's fairly inexpensive....that's what you do when you are taking care of them properly.

going to study some new songs for church sunday..I don't know them yet.

love ya, julie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Calamine lotion and hot weather.......

Bought some gate paint yesterday...it's a pretty blue...hope it's bright!..Blue is my favorite color as well as my signature color...so when you see blue you know I've been there!...haha!!! $8 a quart....going to paint soon! ;)

Have to go buy Stormy some pellets today...It's been super hot outside and I've been keeping her plenty of water out there for her to drink...she likes her pellets!....I also bought my cats some light turquoise feeding bowls..they were too old...they like these new ones better I think....they were $1/a piece...good sale on those bowls they are heavier and smaller so they don't move around a lot and the cats can eat their food out of them without moving them so much...maybe they just like light turquoise!...haha!...I told Pumpkin cat that he had a new bowl and he meowed at me and it sounded like he said:"Yeah"....Haha!!!..he meows and squeaks all the time...he's cute!

That silly dog has been running around making me laugh everyday...he drinks plenty of water and he likes his dog food in the morning...I've been buying him some chewy bones treats...he likes them...He saw a snake in the backyard the other day and he started barking at it really loud and I went out there and I saw the snake slithering around and he was trying to let me know it was out there...it got away and went behind the building..He has a loud bark! he's so cute..he makes me laugh all the time.

I have a small itchy rash on my ankle and I think it's an allergy so I bought some of that Calamine lotion...you just dab a small amount on your itch and it makes it stop itching for a while..when I opened it and smelled of the lotion it reminded me of when I got chicken pox when I was younger because I had to put that lotion on my chicken pox bumps...it's like measles I think...I've had all of my shots when I was younger and everything like that....some people have never had the chicken pox but I did..if you itch them a lot when you are younger they will make scars on your skin....

good thing I don't have chicken pox again!....I think my itchy place on my ankle is just an allergy...I'm sure this Calamine lotion will dry it up...it was just $1.79.

I finished one of my word search books last night....now I am starting to work on one of the new ones I bought Saturday....going to have to buy more markers.I've almost used all of these up they are running out of juice!...lol...

This weather is getting hot...it's so hot outside I know people get more angrier everday because the hot weather makes you hurt and makes you feel bad so you need to keep drinking plenty of water or a PowerAde Slush once in a while...those are good for your electrolytes when you lose a lot of sweat and water from your body when it's hot like this...I think those Blue PowerAde slushes at Sonic are my new favorites they are better for you than any other slush because it's blue haha!!! and it's basically just PowerAde with ice...

I really like the ice in the slushes...it's made in the machine and I like the texture of it and it's easier on your teeth when you need to cool off..sometimes chunks of ice hurt your teeth when you accidentally bite into them and if you have sensitive teeth like me it can really hurt...just don't drink a slush too fast because it will give you a headache for a few seconds...it has me anyway...

love ya

Monday, July 21, 2014

painting gates.....

Thinking about painting some gates...everything looks better with a new coat of blue paint!!!

I love blue paint...

It doesn't matter what color of blue paint I use just whatever is bright and cheerful ! ;)

going to use rust resistant paint to keep the rust away from metal gates...it helps keep them from rusting and deteriorating into nothing because the sun, wind, snow, rain all ruin metal things when they are constantly in the weather...

The rust resistant paint will seal the metal underneath it with the coat you paint on it, and protect the metal from those things that will make it continue to rust..so you  have to keep it painted to prevent that.You have to use the rust resistant paint all the time when painting and protecting metal things outside like gates.

I'm going to use blue paint...is that a surprise?....No!...haha you know me.

love ya! Julie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

bought food coloring...tinting cake batter and icing....

Went to help my grandparents check on their place to see if the hay was ready to bale...it has way too many dandelions, thistles, stickers!!! eek! they got all stuck to the bottom of my flip flops...lol..not too good of an idea to wear flip flops to a field...silly me!

then we got baling wire wrapped around underneath the pickup and we had to cut it off with wire cutter pliers when we got back to their house..

I got $20 off my shopping with coupons this weekend at town on groceries and soap!...haha!...I always coupon so it's a lot of fun to save money on items at the store...I like coupons to save any amount of money I can because if you can get a $1 off of an item at the store than why not everything is really too expensive.

going to church this morning and then I always get a local newspaper on sunday that has coupons inside the paper to cut out and save for the next time I need to buy something at the store.I like to look at sale ads they put in the paper just to look at something different when I get home after church....lol....We usually go to town and have lunch with my grandparents after church.It's nice to have family dinners together! ;)

I bought about 3 word search books at town this weekend at the dollar store...haha!!! they didn't cost much at all....I always get the large print word search books that have lots of word searches in them...They had a lot of  those books...I really like to work on word searches...I use gel pens and just plain old markers, all bright colors or just regular ink pens....but I always have to have colored markers! Haha...I have to have all things bright colors or just any colors...not boring pens...lol..

I bought a cake mix on Friday in a box at the store....it's a blue velvet cake mix....haven't made it yet. I could make it a cake or cupcakes out of it....it looks like it's really going to be a pretty light turquoise blue..I think if a person wanted to they could make a layered cake with regular bright blue cake batter and then this light turquoise cake batter on the next layer then keep layering it like that...Then blue icing on top!!! That would be so beautiful!

I also bought some food coloring.I really enjoy working with food coloring when I bake cakes or cupcakes because I like tinting the batter when it's not colored and if I make icing or have nothing but white icing in a can I can also tint it as well whatever color I want to...white icing and white cake batter is just fine but I just always like to tint the batter and icing with food coloring...being creative with colors is just basically like art to me.

love ya  j.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

interior designing cowboy/southwest ~ my favorite design.......

I like to read books sometimes but what I am really wanting to buy is some interior design books and paint swatch book with the color wheels and cards in them...

I like the country/cowboy interior design--decorating and painting with colors and things that I like..which is home to me. 

distressed look of things--painting and decorating things to make them look really old and re-purposing things to make them look sort of weathered it's really pretty.

 I like rustic interior design---which I think is just basically country/cowboy design anyway...but more of a cabin and mountain-like look...I think that cabin houses look neat but they need some rocks made into it...not just all wood but rock too..i like the larger rocks on houses...with shrubs and flowers nearby...

light beige is the color they usually use now on the walls whenever you paint...white has always been the standard go to color when interior designing and painting in your houses...but now light beige is the new color all over all rooms....I like all colors..but I like the light beige the most for painting walls in the house with.....well...I have to have a blue painted room somewhere in the house too! Haha you know me.

I like a few books about these kinds of interior design.

other books I might like would be about any kind of southwest design as well that uses cowboy/American indian/Aztec designs....I really think the colors are very pretty....

horses, cactus, coyotes, armadillos, longhorn cow print, cowboys, cowboy hats, boots, spurs, moons & stars, turquoise accents, rustic antiques, rustic furniture, southwest paintings are all things that I want to decorate with all the time....so pretty and that's what I am all about! ;)

I think that things need to match most the time so I would include all things in my house to be along the cowboy theme.You can mix all the cowboy theme with southwest design and it looks just amazing!

curtains, lamps, blankets, towels, comforters, dinnerware, glassware, light fixtures, furniture,  and decorations, would all be along those cowboy/southwest colors and designs.....I like that kinda stuff.

I think brown and turquoise look really good together along with all blues and most tans and some greens....there's a certain electric purple color I like(looks like purple lighting I have seen in the sky during a storm before)...this electric purple looks really pretty with that light turquoise color...

interior designing/decorating your home makes it feel comfortable and safe I think.It's your own place to feel at home because it reflects your personality and when you have people stop by to visit you then they might like it too...I think it's nice when people stop by to see you that love/care about you...so just all this decorating your home makes it feel safe to me and comfortable...people like to decorate their homes.

love ya.

Friday, July 18, 2014

stupid old hometown....

I get some really cool ideas sometimes and I start thinking about a lot of things I wish I could do....just daydreaming ya know?...One of those things I know that I would wish to do is work on that crappy old rundown hometown of mine and change it up.My friends and I have had bad memories of that town and when you think about it if you could ever get some of the mean evil troublemaking people to leave the town or go away you could make the town better!!!....lol....just me thinking about how mean and dangerous/evil they have been and annoying and nosy and ignorant and the list goes on........

they try to run the town and it has no businesses just a gas station or 2, some churches, a post office and that's about it.What I dream about is changing it up and totally giving my old hometown a makeover...totally leveling it and building new art deco buildings or southwest style buildings and making it a beautiful town..looking like it never has before...build coffee shops, flower shop, cake cupcake store/bakery, cool ultra hip chic cafes, boutiques to sell art and jewelry maybe, organic grocery stores or regular grocery stores, pet boarding/grooming of all kinds, all kinds of cool different restaurants, and vegetarian restaurants, a gym, and also yoga, entertainment/performance art buildings and get a small art district started..all drug-free!!! sick of drugs!

They need beautiful colors everywhere, art everywhere, and sculptures in the town square...Haha they need a town square never even had one!!! Lol...they need beautification and lots of landscaping in that town !!! it's an ugly run down town and it needs to be different....and to be rid of the idiot hillbillies who run it in the ground all the time with their drugs and whoring!!!.annoying, crappy, and boring people...drugs are boring and so are whores..that's all that town has ever been same old crap every day/every year..Hahaha!!!...

wish I could have grown up and went to a school that was beautiful and drug free...and a town that was beautiful and drug free..never happened....we all got cheated on that...BUT we can change that piece of crap into something beautiful and new...a new beginning...

it has lots of potential--the highway runs right through it and to the interstates, so you could attract lots of tourists and shoppers..i know you could!...make it pretty, eclectic, unique, and people will stop and shop and look and say:"Wow what a beautiful interesting town!"

 My American Indian friends that I grew up with there would absolutely like to be able to have their culture represented with some kind of artwork and a store for them and maybe something cultural for them...they've always been nice to me and been great friends all through school...they'd like something like that I know how they are.i know they enjoy art too and all my friends who like art as well..and the other guys I went to school with who like me would too!!! we've all put up with a lot from school and people in that town, so I think it would be super cool to change the school or dispose of that old run down school there and if it has to stay, just change the name, colors, and mascot totally to something about weather!!! Hahaha! and I think it would be cool to change the name of the town totally to something weather-related and street names too all weather related!!! isn't that cool?!! name it all something cute, like clouds or rain! ;)

There's a lot of different things you could do with a run down town like that you just gotta have the creativity to do that with.So many unique and cool things you could do with a town like that build it up and make it something new...change is good when it makes you happier and you make the bad memories go away from your childhood in that crappy cesspool of a hometown....

combine all the local culture with the art deco and artwork and make it something unique and beautiful..i think it would be super cool...combine cowboy culture with the American Indian culture and some of the local Mexican American culture...and the artwork would be beautiful and amazing!!!

something I also think is neat is water sculpture and all kinds of those art deco sculptures on all the buildings...something ultra hip and chic and totally different than people in this area have ever experienced...man that would be so cool....everything could have an artistic flair to it everything...even the post office!...lol..

I think a doctor's office or a nurses station would be needed as well so a person doesn't have to drive so far out of town to see a physician.

a golf course, and a rodeo arena would be nice also...for sports.

I think a health food store would be good with things for all kinds of ailments like diabetes or whatever you may need, also a well needed pharmacy....a new police station with more police, ambulance and fire assistance with well trained individuals in all areas, a feed store would be nice, a pet store with all the pet foods and a veterinarian that is local...they seriously need somewhere to change tires and oil that is able to complete the job and get it done quick....and take care of lots of cars at once...ya know a pit stop that has well trained guys who will get it done right....and a few more places to get gas at that place with NEW equipment!!!

they need well trained hair stylists who know all the new styles and want to work....also a makeup store would be nice as well....a fishing store with lures and boats would be great for everyone...lol..sports and entertainment store....gaming rooms for arcades/videogames..

and a candy store!...lol

you could advertise this everywhere all the time on the news, radio, print ads in newspapers and draw in business that way..word of mouth also travels far...always has.

oh well i can dream and wish...sometimes wishes come true!!!

love j.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

flowers and balloons are cute!.......

I saw some balloons in a window at a store in town the other day...I think it's so neat how they can have so many different shaped balloons and different colors on those helium filled balloons...

I saw some that were blue and shaped like different things that I like.They have all shades of blue and I liked all the shades of blue that I could see in the store windows. I like stars, hearts, roses, all flowers, and glitter balloons, and hello kitty....any of those I think are very cute!!!...I like blue ones most of all...silver, gold, and any of the blues will be just fine with me...they were pretty..so were the glitter ones.

I was thinking about all the flowers I like this morning since it's finally been raining!!! yay! I love the rain it's been so nice and amazing that it's raining in July! Like it used to a long time ago....it's been so long since it's rained like this...I feel better when it rains!!! cleans the air.

There's gotta be at least a zillion billion flowers that I like and since it's raining I think about how they can grow better.I like flowers and all roses....I just mainly like to plant them.When you give people flowers for things that's cool.I like to plant flowers it's a lot of fun.

don't really like red colored ones but I'm all about white, pink, purple, blues, mauve, yellows, oranges, burgundy any kind of flower or roses I like them! ;) I'd like a cactus too I think they are pretty cool.i have a small one growing nearby the house...so cute!

I like all these kinda things.

love, julie

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Diabetes and hypoglycemia.....

I've been thinking about how there are not that many diabetic options for diabetics in stores or restaurants..I know they have to keep their blood sugar checked and watch the foods that they eat because of starches and refined sugars....I know they have diabetic candies which is good for candy loving people but I think there should be more choices in everything for diabetes...Everything you look at should have a diabetic option next to it so it will be fair to people who want to stop at a restaurant and not have to look at the menu and be careful it should be already diabetic friendly.

There is also something called hypoglycemia and that is when your blood sugar is very low..you have to be careful what you eat when you have that as well...so you feel kinda sick and can pass out when you don't have enough sugar to eat.There's a lot of things you can eat and a lot of things you can't.I didn't know much about hypoglycemia until I found out that this cute guy from highschool had it...he felt really bad one day and he laid his head down on his desk and he just wasn't laughing or making me laugh and I knew something was wrong with that cutie pie! I hope he's doing ok now all these years later. ;)

people need to know the difference between hypoglycemia and diabetes because they both need to be taken care of and you need to follow a strict diet or it could be serious for your health.I don't have either one of these problems but I am aware of them because people I know and love have these medical problems and I know they care about me so I care about them.

check your blood sugar and take your medicine at all times and follow your diet as your doctor directs you too.

there just needs to be many more options for people with these medical problems because there just isn't really that many choices for these 2 medical problems because they are blood sugar related problems so if there are many more choices for them to choose from places they go they will have less stress when going to eat dinner or whatever.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

allergies/asthma....sick a lot.....

Did away with some old furniture in the house..old hand me down furniture that I didn't need or want but ended up with....lol.....It's just been sitting in a room catching dust and being in the way...so I've demolished the 2 old chairs and I know I could have recycled them but the cat peed on both of them and I saw where he did and it had to go!!!....

I think there was a field mouse in the house or something because he kept looking all underneath it and everything...I'm a VERY clean person and those old chairs had to go!..I know it's so gross...icky but anyway I got some tools and tore the 2 chairs into pieces and they were thrown in the trash...I get so sick of crap like that in my life...so I kicked those 2 old chairs to the trash can....haha!!!

all my furniture is really old anyway I need to kick it all to the curb!!! haha! just hand me down stuff but oh well....

I have allergies really bad and asthma so I can't tolerate too much clutter in the house that collects dust or cat pee!!!...Haha!!!....I give my cats baths and get rid of dander and I vacuum and steam clean the carpet floors in the rooms that have carpet...all the time....I hate carpet!...It collects too much dust and is hard to keep clean....it also makes allergies.....dust mites love stupid carpet so I keep them away also by keeping things clean..

I'd really love a house without carpet just tile and wood flooring someday...if that ever would happen I could get well and not stay sick with allergies and asthma all the time....I'd love to rip all the carpet off the floors right now and install wood flooring and tile in EVERY room!!!..maybe someday...dream..dream...dream...

I take allergy medicine daily to keep my allergies away.I always get bronchitis, sinus infections, and pneumonia every year and I seem to get bronchitis a lot and keep it...

I LOVE living in the country and I ALWAYS WILL...can't stand town or the city too crowded, too much traffic, too many people, too much construction, and too BORING....It's not the country living that makes me have allergies it's just old crap in my life like old chairs that make me sick and sicker and a few other things....so country living keeps me stress free...I want to live in the country forever!!! and I ALWAYS will.

I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, ragweed, pollens, cedar trees, a lot of soaps in the stores, penicillin, and some powerfully scented things....but some cleaning products make me sick with asthma/allergies so a lot of the time I have to be very careful about products that I buy to wash/bathe with or clean with...

I'm not allergic to pets/animals luckily because I love to take care of animals..so that's pretty cool....animals aren't the problem and being unclean is not the problem because I am super clean about everything in my life..i like to keep things washed, dusted, and vacuumed for my allergies problems....it's just stupid old crap in my life and those things I am very allergic.

my vacuum cleaner is made for allergies..you push it around on the floor and it gets rid of the allergens in whatever you vacuum.

I hate you allergies and asthma!...wish I had some health insurance...it gets really expensive and stressful trying to pay for your prescriptions or even get into see a good doctor...everything is just way too expensive....so I just don't go...saves money I don't have....haha...oh well.

love julie

Monday, July 14, 2014

Art in New Mexico....

Thinking about how much I like art...I've always liked to paint and create things and I've been fascinated with all kinds of creative projects  my whole life.I don't know why I have always been that way about creative artistic things but my mind and my eyes just adore looking at sculptures, paintings, paints and colors.

I think that art is a way to express yourself when you can't really put into words how you feel about things and how you feel in your mind, and your soul....People experience good and bad things in life and sometimes when you can't express how you feel, art allows you to communicate those feelings through how what you create looks...

Just like I believe colors can affect your moods and the way you look at things...I believe colors can allow you to convey how you feel at the time and how you need to see things through your creativity.I sometimes think that I can express how I feel better through painting and drawing or sometimes creating a project that is crafty or colorful.I think it is a good way to heal your soul and your heart sometimes when you have been through a lot of stress, upsets, or anger even sometimes when you can't say exactly how you feel be creative and be artistic....it's healthy for your mind and your heart.

I'd like go out to New Mexico again someday and look at all the art in Santa Fe...I've heard it's sooooo pretty out there and they have a lot of art to look at and purchase.Plus they have turquoise!....lol...One of my favorite colors you know me.I'd love to see the snowfall in Santa Fe too! I'm thinking that it's probably very beautiful as well.

Art can be a lot of different things like pottery, painting, jewelry, clothes, sculptures, music, and even architecture it can also be makeup, and nail art...as funny as that seems when I paint my nails or do my makeup it is like painting to me....My mind is all about the colors of things.The first thing my mind sees when I look at an item is the color of it or the price of it!!!....Haha..gotta check the price some things are overly expensive.

Whenever you feel bad or sad or even happy about things if you can't express how you feel on paper or on a journal sometimes the best thing to do is paint or create something wonderful or pretty..It can be a pretty picture, jewelry, or some kind of crafting..which I think is also just art in disguise....haha.

New Mexico has a lot of that southwest design and art I like...someday I'd like to go out to Santa Fe and check out the town I've seen pictures of it online and it looks so pretty!...Plus I know I would find me something colorful to buy and bring home...I love colors and especially southwest art.

Taos is a town that I have visited a year ago but I didn't get to check out everything....lots of really pretty cool eclectic things to see....I went skiing once in Red River, NM and it was pretty when the snowfalls at night with the moon in the background and all the shadows of the mountains and the trees.....

my mind also sees pretty scenery when I look at things and I suppose it's because I am all about art in nature as well.I think the mountains are very pretty.I think Red River, NM needs more things there in town, more shops to buy things in and more art to purchase there....Great town but just not much there really....just my opinion. it has great potential though! beautiful town.

I think that God is an artist because he has made so many pretty things...and he made turquoise so he knows what is beautiful...lol

love ya.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

vanilla pudding pies by Hostess?....where are they?!

I just woke up early this morning and had some chocolate milk..I think chocolate is good for breakfast!!!...lol..

I was thinking about all the things I like to eat for breakfast sometimes are just sweet pastry type things..donuts, croissants fruit filled things...all that stuff I like!!!...I do eat healthy most mornings but I get so sick of being healthy sometimes...a girl has gotta have some sweets for breakfast every once in a while....haha!

I'm remembering back when I was a little girl they had those vanilla pudding pies that were dipped in chocolate by Hostess...man those were good! My brother and me both liked those and we liked the Ninja Turtle vanilla pudding pies covered in green chocolate by Hostess too!....Haha! They were good and I always thought the colored chocolate was pretty cool and creative.....I wonder why they don't make those anymore?...I sure liked them and he did too.....things were cooler back then...they need to make those again and bring those back...oh well. they were good for breakfast with a glass of milk.

anyways, going to church this morning....I like going to church on sundays.I think going to church is very important to keep you thinking about God & Jesus and your path in life...When you go to church you keep God in mind with you and you continually think about being more like him and Jesus.I think everyone needs to be spiritual and believe in something righteous and holy.

God loves you no matter what when you love him and he will forgive you of your sins no matter what you may have done in life...when you believe in him and go to church and follow his word you will know that he forgives you of your sins and he loves you.God is all about forgiving you of your sins and becoming a better person for the world and the people you love through him.

He wants people to make the world a better place through his teachings and his word.I think God loves everyone and he wants us to love him too by following him and  thinking about going to church and doing the right thing in the world.

I got baptized in 2003 because I wanted to show God that I loved him.I haven't ever done anything bad that I wanted to be forgiven of. I just think that for me I wanted to be baptized because to me it's the right thing to do.I'm proud that I got baptized.You can get baptized anytime you want to with your family or your friends or whoever you want to get baptized with.God doesn't care who you get baptized with.You can get baptized with your family there to support you or your friends..It's a special time to be shared with your loved ones.

you don't need to dress up to go to church.God doesn't care what you wear or who you are when you love and follow him.

j.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

favorite trees and hedges.....

I think I'd like to get a few new trees sometime.The drought in the last couple of years has ruined all the trees.

here's a few trees I'd want to get someday but who knows if I ever will....lol

I'm all about fruit trees and flowered trees!!! ;)

peach
pecan
wisteria-all colors
rose of Sharon-all colors
crepe myrtle-all colors
apricot
apple
pear
hydrangea tree
willow tree

other hedges I like are

colored Butterfly hedges
English lavender
Rugosa Rose hedge
Old fashioned Lilac
Honeysuckle---all colors
Prunella-both colors

I like all different colored trees and hedges with flowers on them they make things pretty!